Addressing a gathering of more than 800 pupils, Atwaal stated that Indian education system has changed many folds over last few decades. While professional and technical courses have surged both in numbers and quality, overall learning in cultural and ethical aspects have declined. As such, Arpan 2013 shows commendable efforts by the management and students of DPGITM.
Despite rains playing a spoil sport, Sports Meet exhibited high energy amongst the players. Supporters were cheering the participants both in out-doors and in-door games. Teams were competing as per their engineering discipline. In the Kabaddi Finals, Civil Engineers defeated Mechanical Engineers grabbing the trophy. Girls were no less sporting than boys when it came to Athletic. Deepika finished first in 200 Mts while Geeta, Himanshi and Neetu led the winning line in long jump. As Cricket, Football, Kho-kho and Volley Ball continued, faculty members enjoyed their tussle with Tug-Of-War.
15 colleges of regional repute participated in Inter College Events. Competitions comprised of Poster making, Clay Pots, Rangoli, Graffiti, Flower arrangements, Debate-Declamations and Technical Working Models.
Cultural Fest was a culmination of dance and drama. Harayanavi, Punjabi and Rajasthani folk dances delighted the audience. The surprised excitement yet remained the Marathi folk dance stealing the show. The youthful event couldn’t have completed without contemporary, hip-hops and Bollywood songs and dances. One could clearly witness contentment in the face of Chairman Rajendra Gahlot as he declared the event a grand success.
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